Getting this short:
Can current flow from a powered USB hub's power adapter (lying 10 Meter away) back to computer via usb port and cause damage to Computer components like mobo, etc? What should be my concerns?
Using a 2 Amp 5V Power adapter to power a 10m Long Active Repeater USB extension cable with 4 port HUB & plugging into PC's Front port, causes the following, after PC is shut down (bit scary)
- PC Chassis fan to keep running (thought slower than regular speed)
- Front Chassis HDD & power LED to turn on (though bit dim)
- may be other things which i cant detect/see at chip level, in motherboard??
More detail (in case U want to ask):
To run 4 High power (needing >450 mAmps) Wifi Adapters, far away from PC, Bought Active Repeater USB Extension Cable with 4 Ports & power port at far end http://www.ebay.com/itm/33FT-USB-2-0-Male-to-Female-Extension-Cable-Hub-Splitter-Adapter-with-4-USB-Port-/390846115254 (see 2nd picture for single pin adapter port on it) & Powered it by plugging it with locally bought (medium quality) 2 Amp 240V AC to 5V DC Power Adapter
Even 4 Wifi Adapters run fine (appear to) using this setup, but running chassis fan, dimly lighted Power & HDD LED, even when PC is switched off is bit scary & surely mean 5V & some current is flowing all though that 10 meter extension cable into my USB port & powering stuff.
Can this cause damage? and what should be my concerns. Of course I can't switch off the power adapter (lying 10 meters away from PC) every time I switch off my PC to prevent this.
** PICTURE OF SETUP**